"There are signs of market activity all over North Korea. And the markets have gone up and down over the years because as soon as they become successful, then the government becomes scared and tries to shut them down. Soon as it shuts them down, the people try to figure out, you know, where they can actually get something so they build them back up. And so it sort of oscillates over time. What the Chinese would really like to do, they say look what we did thirty years ago and sort of let the strings out on the free market. But the North Korean regime is much too scared of that, so it is very careful." (see last video)
Inside North Korea - VICE Travel - Part 1 of 3
North Korean Labor Camps - VICE NEWS - Part 1 of 7
National Geographic: Inside North Korea
What I Saw in North Korea and Why it Matters: Presented by Siegfried S. Hecker, Center for International Security and Cooperation, Stanford University. Interesting presentation and Q&A session. He covers many topics.